1.21 Ensure that 'Users can create Microsoft 365 groups in Azure portals, API or PowerShell' is set to 'No'

Information

Restrict Microsoft 365 group creation to administrators only.

Rationale:

Restricting Microsoft 365 group creation to administrators only ensures that creation of Microsoft 365 groups is controlled by the administrator. Appropriate groups should be created and managed by the administrator and group creation rights should not be delegated to any other user.

Impact:

Enabling this setting could create a number of requests that would need to be managed by an administrator.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.

Solution

From Azure Portal

From Azure Home select the Portal Menu

Select Azure Active Directory

Then Groups

Select General in settings

Set Users can create Microsoft 365 groups in Azure portals, API or PowerShell to No

Default Value:

By default, Users can create Microsoft 365 groups in Azure portals, API or PowerShell is set to Yes.

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/benchmarks/10624

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL, AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AC-2, 800-53|AC-3, 800-53|AC-6, 800-53|AC-6(1), 800-53|AC-6(7), 800-53|AU-9(4), CSCv7|14.6

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